Trout Lake NAP 2008

Category Overview

As Washington continues to grow, many of our most beautiful areas are threatened with development. In addition, native ecosystems are receding, and important wildlife habitat and migratory pathways are being cut off. The Natural Areas category helps combat this by funding projects that protect wildlife habitat and rare geological features while also preserving public access for back-country recreation.

Project Highlights

The Washington Department of Natural Resources used this grant to buy 20.41 acres to expand the Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve. The lands acquired support one of the two largest populations of the state threatened pale blue-eyed grass (federal candidate species), the largest Washington population of the rare Pulsifers monkey-flower, and the only recently known occurrence of the state threatened Parry’s knotweed.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Natural Resources Dept of Category: Natural Areas WWRP Grant: $425,981.24 Applicant Match: $0.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: Klickitat Legislative District: 14 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1184

Location Details

From I-5 at Vancouver, WA head east on Hwy 14 to appx. White Salmon turn North onto Hwy 141. The site is located approximately 1 mile northwest of the town of Trout Lake and to the east of Trout Lake Creek Rd. in Klickitat County.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.